miércoles, 6 de noviembre de 2013

Smithsonian Institution ~ Mould Expert Scientist/ Conservator USA / Network Temático MEEP (Metales en el Papel)

Dr. Hanna Szczepanowska
Research Conservator at the Museum Conservation Institute, a division of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C., USA.
During her long and distinguished career in paper conservation, Hanna has gathered extensive knowledge on the bio-deterioration of paper artifacts, and lectured as well as published widely on the topic nationally and internationally.
Her research involves:
  • fungi as living organisms and their dependence on the environment in relation to library and museum collections;
  • prevention and eradication of fungal outbreaks;
  • specific signs of fungal infestations and their impact on artifacts;
  • observing fungal specimens under a microscope and learning how to identify typical features, as well as growing fungi; and
  • health hazards and prevention and reduction of fungi grow in cellulosic materials, leather, parchment, plastics and others.
Attached find two recent publications and the programme for a Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health that she kindly shared with me.
H. M. Szczepanowska, T.G. Mathia, P. Belin (2013). "Morphology of fungal stains on paper characterized with multi-scale and multi-sensory surface metrology”. Scanning, the Journal of Scanning Microscopies, Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 1:10.

  • H. Szczwpanowska (2012) "Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Key Principles and Approaches”.(410 pages) Publisher; Routledge, Classics, Archaeology and Museum Studies; Taylor & Francis Books, United Kingdom (December 2012).
  • H. Szczepanowska and R. Cavaliere: Conserving our Cultural Heritage: The Role of Fungi in Biodeterioration (2012). In: Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor and Outdoor Environments and Human Health, Sept.6-9, 2011, Saratoga Springs NY. (Eds) Eckardt Johanning Md. Msc., Philip R. Morey PhD, CIH, Piere Auger, Md, MSc. Fungal Research Foundation Inc. Albany NY.: 293-310.
  • H.Szczepanowska, Th. Mathia, (2011) Space Heritage: The Apollo Heat Shield; Atmospheric Reentry Imprint on Materials’ Surface.  Mate. Res. Soc. Symposium Proc. Vol. 1319. DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.780.
  • H. Szczepanowska, (2009) "Space Technology - Vanguard I, Explorer 7 and GRAB" – Materials and Museum Concerns”, Chapter 36, pp.633-656, in: "Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology and Heritage", Ann Darrin, Beths L.O’Leary (Eds). Published by CRC Press, Francis & Taylor Group, ISBN 978-1-4200-8431-3
  • H. Szczepanowska, (2009) "CORONA KH-4B Preservation of Reconnaissance Space Artifacts: A Case Study" - Chapter 35, pp.657-678, in: “Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology and Heritage; Ann Darrin, Beths L.O’Leary (Eds). Published by CRC Press, Francis & Taylor Group, ISBN 978-1-4200-8431-3.
  • H. Szczepanowska, A. Ralph Cavaliere, (2005) “Tutankhamen tomb – A Closer Look at Biodeterioration, Preliminary Report”, pp.42-47, in: Schimmel –Gefahr fur Mensh und Kultur durch Microorganismen;  Fungi, A threat for People and Cultural Heritage through Micro-Organisms, A.Rauch, S.Miklin-Kniefacz, A.Harmsse (Eds.). Published by Thesis, Verband der Restauratoren, ISBN 3- 8062-1925-7
  • H. Szczepanowska, A. R. Cavaliere, (2003) “Drawings, Prints and Documents–Fungi Eat Them All!” pp.128- 151, in: Art, Biology, and Conservation of Works of Art: Biodeterioration of Works of Art. R. Koestler, V. Koestler, A.E. Charola, F.Nieto-Fernandez (Eds.). Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN 1-58839-107-8
  • Additional information:
    Network Temático MEEP (Metales en el Papel)
    Valeria Orlandini
    Conservadora de Papel y Fotografías
    Chevy Chase, Maryland
    "If you want to go fast, you go alone. If you want to go far, you go together.”
                                                                        Old African Proverb

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